“My work is never finished…”

Paul Zimmerman in conversation with Caitlin Werner

Paul Zimmerman: How did you get interested in art?

Caitlin Werner: I was enchanted by my goal of tapping into and later harnessing creativity to produce something worthwhile.

PZ: What is the most challenging aspect of your work?

CW: Finding the balance of being a good mother and a contributing member of the art society.

PZ: What is your artistic process? How do you create your digital paintings?

CW: My artistic process and my digital paintings have somewhat of a disconnect. My artistic process comes through as physical pieces, whether it be an oil painting or word scribbling, and my digital pieces are audience facing, but come from the same well of creativity.

PZ:  Do you have any particular goal in mind when you start a new piece?

CW: I do, and it’s often times personal to my circumstances.

PZ:  How do you know when the work is finished?

CW: My work is never finished, but ready.

PZ:  Has your practice changed over time?

CW: My pace has increased tremendously as my tools become a second nature.PZ: Which artists are you most influenced by?

Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Klee, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, and Jules Muck

PZ: How would you define yourself as an artist?

CW: I haven’t yet defined myself, let alone as an artist.

PZ:  What are you working on now?

CW: Currently, I am putting my children first and focusing on my design work.

PZ: What message would you like to send to the world?

CW: Peace be with you.

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